The AFL has abandoned the prospect of featuring a Monday night game in round-23 following vociferous complaints from the prospective home team Adelaide and a prior commitment held by broadcaster Channel Seven.
Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players' Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). In 2014 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Graham Perkin award as Australian journalist of the year. She also won a MPC Quill Award in 2003.
The AFL Commission will almost certainly make a definitive call on Good Friday football this week with the long-held tradition of keeping the religious day football-free expected to be broken and a 4pm game scheduled for next season in Melbourne.
Under-fire Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff and the Lions management appear to have settled their differences after a specially-convened meeting in Melbourne on the eve of the strong win over Essendon.
Western Bulldogs boss David Stevenson has dramatically resigned from the club after barely one year in the job.
It is difficult to fault Sydney's handling of the Michael Talia arrest last weekend.
As Garry Lyon's long-time manager and friend Craig Kelly begins the highly sensitive task of managing his prime client's journey back into public life there appears to be at least one non-negotiable.
A company chaired by former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has played a pivotal role in the hotly contested radio rights negotiations which have threatened Triple M's dominance of football broadcasting on the FM band.
North Melbourne stalwart Drew Petrie has dumped all his media commitments in a last-ditch attempt to reinvigorate his own form and kick-start the Kangaroos' dwindling season.
Club officials and potentially even club presidents who breach the confidentiality of the AFL's new illicit drugs policy will face massive fines and potential deregistration from the game.
GWS v Collingwood - it's one of the AFL's most complex love-hate relationships, fuelled by political stoushes, resignation threats, larger-than-life football personalities and highly suspicious defections.